oil on canvas
18.70 in. (47.50 cm.) (height) by 22.64 in. (57.50 cm.) (width)
stamped with the signature 'E Vuillard' (Lugt 2497a; lower right)
Bern, Kunsthalle, Edouard Vuillard, Alexander Müllegg, June - July 1946, no. 19 (titled 'La couture'). Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Vuillard (1868-1940), October 1946, no. 36 (illustrated, titled 'La couture'). Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, Pierre Bonnard & Edouard Vuillard, August - September 1948, no. 63 (dated '1892'). London, Wildenstein, Edouard Vuillard, June 1948, no. 11 (dated '1892'). Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Vuillard, October - December 1948, no. 16. Basel, Kunsthalle, Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940), Charles Hug, March - May 1949, no. 16 (dated 'circa 1898'). Albi, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Toulouse-Lautrec, ses amis et ses maîtres, August - October 1951, no. 337. Bern, Kunsthalle, Die Maler der Revue Blanche, Toulouse-Lautrec und die Nabis, March - April 1951, no. 164. Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Edouard Vuillard, January - March 1954 (illustrated p. 32, dated '1891'); this exhibition later travelled to New York, The Museum of Modern Art, April - June 1954. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Art Nouveau, Art and Design at the Turn of the Century, June - September 1960, no. 299; this exhibition later travelled to Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, October - December 1960; Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, January - March 1961 and Baltimore, Museum of Art, April - May 1961. New York, Wildenstein, Vuillard, October - November 1964, no. 4 (illustrated, dated '1891'). New York, Christie's, Van Gogh, Gauguin and their Circle, November 1968, no. 31 (illustrated). Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard, November 1989 - January 1990 (illustrated p. 24, fig. 8, dated '1891'); this exhibition later travelled to Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection, February - April 1990 and Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, May - July 1990. London, Royal Academy of Arts, Edouard Vuillard, January - April 2004, no. 12 (illustrated p. 67). London, The National Gallery, on loan, June 2007 - September 2008, (no. L1057).
D. Sutton, 'Edouard Vuillard, 1868-1940', in Maanblad voor Beeldende Kunsten, vol. 24, no. 10, October 1948 (illustrated p. 47). A. Chastel, 'Vuillard', in Art News Annual, vol. 23, 1954 (illustrated p. 39). M. Waldfogel, 'Bonnard and Vuillard as Lithographers', in Minneapolis Institute of Arts Bulletin, vol. 52, no. 3, September 1963, p. 73 (illustrated fig. 8). S. Preston, Edouard Vuillard, New York, 1971 (illustrated fig. 21). B. Thomson, Vuillard, Oxford, 1988, p. 32 (illustrated pl. 17, titled 'Sewing', dated 'circa 1890'). M. Makarius, Vuillard, Paris, 1989, pp. 63-65 (illustrated p. 64). C. Frèches-Thory & A. Terrasse, Les Nabis, Paris, 1990 (illustrated p. 75, dated '1892'). Exh. cat., Un hommage à Edouard Vuillard, Maison Lapillonne, Cuiseaux, 1990 (illustrated p. 18). H.C. Cousseau & D. Ananth, 'Les ruses de l'intimisme: remarques sur la modernité de Vuillard', in exh. cat., Vuillard, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyons, 1990 (illustrated p. 168). N.E. Forgione, Edouard Vuillard in the 1890s. Intimism, Theater and Decoration (Ph.D. Dissertation), The Johns Hopkins University, Ann Arbor, 1992, p. 96 (illustrated fig. 52). A. Terrasse, Pont-Aven. L'Ecole buissonnière, Paris, 1992 (illustrated p. 107). C. Boyle-Turner, Les Nabis, Lausanne, 1993, pp. 38-39 (illustrated). G. Cogeval, Vuillard. Le temps détourné, Paris, 1993, p. 26 (illustrated p. 57). A. Ellridge, Gauguin et les Nabis, Paris, 1993 (illustrated p. 100). A. Salomon & G. Cogeval, Vuillard: The Inexhaustible Glance, Critical Catalogue of Paintings and Pastels, vol. I, Paris, 2003, no. II-104, pp. 130-132 (illustrated p. 131).
The artist's studio. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York. J. Roussel, Paris, by 1951. Mr and Mrs Ira Haupt, New York, by 1954. Doris Warner Vidor, New York, by 1964. Richard L. Feigen Gallery, New York, by 1983. Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner.